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This Week: Cumberland Considers Contract Amendment

Cumberland County Commissioners Monday will consider amending the contract between the state, Department of Mental Health, and the county. The contract provides payment for treatments ordered by the justice system for misdemeanor defendants. The Fentress County Commission will vote Monday to purchase 30 bullet proof vests for the sheriff’s department. The estimated price tag is $36,000. Putnam County’s Planning Committee ... Read More »

McMinnville Exploring Mural Permits

The City of McMinnville is considering implementing a no-fee mural permit. If passed, the mural permit would require property owners to provide the proposed mural’s details in a permit application. Community Planner Katie Kemezis said three new murals have appeared downtown in the past two years. She said another is in the works. “I think that our city is really ... Read More »

McMinnville Storm Drain Art Contest

The City of McMinnville sidewalks are going to be more colorful in the next few months. The Stormwater Department is holding an art contest. Two winning artists will paint over two storm drains to raise environment and pollution awareness. Stormwater Manager Lyndon Bussell said this is a great way to bring the community together and help focus on something other ... Read More »

McMinnville Opens Dog Park

The first dog park in the city of McMinnville opened Wednesday. McMinnville’s Director of Parks and Recreation Scott McCord said the park has been in the works for about two years. He said opening the park is a plus for the entire community. “One of our biggest problems in the past were we had dog owners that would use our ... Read More »

McMinnville Police Department Moving Downtown

The McMinnville Police Department is moving to City Hall’s third floor later this year. Police Chief Bryan Denton said this is a win-win for the department and the city. “We’ll be consolidating city services into kinda a one stop shop,” Denton said. “It’ll bring additional commerce downtown, and I think in a town our size, most folks like a police ... Read More »

McMinnville’s Town Hall Taking Over First Floor

The city of McMinnville will move its utility and business services to the first floor of city hall. Regions Bank departed the Main Street space. City Administrator Nolan Ming said the city is trying to create a single municipal building to meet all residents’ needs. “Everyone will be able to come in the front doors here right off of Main ... Read More »

Biz Foundry Offering Free Thermometers

Free touchless thermometers are available for local small businesses through Cookeville’s Biz Foundry. Marketing Director Haley Smith said the Biz Foundry wants to provide an opportunity for small businesses who haven’t been able to get thermometers yet. “The stores are actually out of them for the most part, and the touchless ones are quite a bit better than the ones ... Read More »

McMinnville Closes Lobbies, COVID Uptick

Due to growing COVID-9 cases in McMinnville, City Administrator Nolan Ming has closed facility lobbies effective Monday. “The threshold is an average of less than 10 new cases per 100,000 over the last 14 days,” Ming said. “This threshold for acceptable disease transmission within the community may be adjusted in the future as we learn more. As of today, we ... Read More »

Main Street Live! Cancelled The Rest Of The Summer

After three Main Street Live! June events in McMinnville, the Main Street board decided to cancel the concert series for the rest of the summer. The reasons: the Governor’s extended mandate to August 29 and rising virus cases across the state. Main Street Executive Director Teresa Prober said this was the best decision to make, but it was still difficult. ... Read More »

Gilley Pool Reopens To Outside Counties

McMinnville’s Gilley Pool has reopened to residents of all counties and increased visitor capacity to 300. Wellness Coordinator Mari-Lynn Wilson said pool staff welcomed over 200 visitors Thursday morning alone. “I am super happy,” Wilson said. “We get a lot of patrons from other counties, and I think it’s super great that we’re now allowing them to come and enjoy ... Read More »